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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Maxine Hong Kingston honored by President Obama

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    July 29, 2014 Washington D.C. Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.  The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal. Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video. The full list of honorees. 2013 National Medal of Arts Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater ...
  • YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 29, 2014 YouTube celebrity rapper, comedian and videographer Tim Chantarangsu, 28, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, surprised his parents with a $210,000 check to pay off his parent's mortgage. He made a promise to his parents as a kid that he would earn enough someday to do this. He didn't want his father Kongkiat Chantarangsu and his mother Sukhon Chantarangsu, owners of a Thai restaurant in California to work so hard anymore.  Timothy was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Paramount, California by his parents who immigrated from Thailand.  He attended Cal State Long Beach, majoring in art and left to pursue his career as a rapper, comedian, and director. Click here to popular blog Angry Asian Man and here for Timothy's YouTube video. Timothy has...
  • Jeremy Lin officially joins the Lakers today and helps charity effort in LA's Skid Row

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 24, 2014 Los Angeles As his first day as an official Lakers player, Jeremy Lin joined fellow teammates guard Nick Young and shooting guard Xavier Henry at an event in Los Angeles' skid row to hand out a thousand gift bags with supplies to people at Midnight Mission. a community organization which helps homeless people and others in need. Click here for the full story by Los Angeles Times writer Frank Shyong Related: ESPN   July 13, 2014 Update Here's the Lakers official announcement released today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak about Jeremy Lin joining the Lakers. “This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility...
  • Jeremy Lin heads to the Lakers

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 13, 2014 Update Here's the Lakers official announcement released today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak about Jeremy Lin joining the Lakers. “This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility,” said Kupchak. “In addition to what he’ll bring us on the court, we think Jeremy will be warmly embraced by our fans and our community.” July 11, 2014 Sports writers are abuzz that Jeremy Lin is heading to the Lakers!  After weeks of speculation during this free-agent season, Los Angeles Times writer Mike Bresnahan reports that Jeremy Lin is headed to the Lakers!  Orange County Register staff writers Bill Oram and Janis Carr s...

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